African Drumming Evening Classes

Experience the vitality and creative freedom of playing African drums with Unbeatable Energy's evening classes. 


African Drumming Evening Classes

Experience the vitality and creative freedom of playing African drums with Unbeatable Energy's evening classes. 

Learn to play African drums

African drumming evening classes in sheffield

Are you interested in experiencing the excitement, vitality and amazing sound of African Drumming?

If so, why not come to one of our evening classes in Sheffield.

We run classes on Thursday evenings and..

we now run classes on Tuesdays evenings too!

In the classes you will discover:

  • A brilliant way to exercise, energise and feel invigorated!

  • The amazing rhythms of the West African djembe drum

  • A great way to socialise with friends and meet new people

  • A new way to unwind and have fun!

PLUS - African Drumming is the perfect remedy to beat the winter blues!

“I can have the worst day in the world, but get me on a djembe drum and I feel miles better!”

Amy Cawthorn, class attendee

Details of classes



‘Duchess Road Community Centre’, Shoreham Street, St Marys Road, Sheffield, S1 4SR

Easy Grooves Class – 19:45-21:00 

Easy beats for beginners, warm up session for advanced.



'Union Street' (name of venue), 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH

Easy Grooves Class – 19:30-20:40 

Easy beats for beginners, warm up session for advanced.

Advanced Beats Class plus Easy Grooves– 19:30-21:30

New attendees to Advanced Beats by invite only and attendees also attend Easy Grooves

In both classes all drums are provided!

About the ‘Easy Grooves’ Class:

This class is suitable for beginners and as a warm up for more experienced players. In this session we explore the basic sounds on the djembe drum starting with the ‘bass’ (middle of the drum), the ‘tone’ (side of the drum) and finally ‘slap’. After some initial work on technique, we explore djembe rhythms from Guinea Conakry, Senegal and Mali in West Africa.

There is a common and healthy mix of abilities in the Easy Grooves Class. We plan the material for Easy Grooves so  there is something for everyone’s level - easy, accessible parts for complete beginners and more challenging parts for experienced players.

About the ‘Advanced Beats’ Class: 

This class explores traditional solos for djembe and the dunduns and assumes you already have a few years’ experience of regular djembe playing. If you are new to the class and would like to discuss whether this session is suitable for you, please feel free to contact Steve Rivers to discuss.

Age suitability

Sessions are suitable for adults and young people aged 12+.  (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.)

How much?

Attend Easy Grooves: £8 per session (pay as you go)

Attend Advanced Beats + Easy Grooves : £10 per session (pay as you go)

Block Deal – Save by purchasing 6 session credits to use within an 8 week period:

How to purchase and register classes:

Click here to Register classes

The above link will take you to our TeamUp online booking site. Here you can purchase and register classes on the calendar.

You can purchase the Block bookings option here as well, by selecting the block bookings tab at the top of the screen. After purchasing a block booking, you select the schedule tab to use your 6 credits to register classes on the calendar. Easy Grooves 6 Block packs can be used to register either Tuesday or Thursday dates and you can register both nights in the week if you want to.

If you have any further queries about the classes or anything else on drumming, please email us at or call Steve on 0781 0406 501.

Want a sneek preview of the class? This is what the Easy Grooves class achieved after only 10 weeks! Complete beginners and more experienced players took part in this session. You will be amazed at what can be achieved in a good supportive learning environment.


private parties

Looking for private parties instead? Drumming and Boomwhacker workshops are perfect for any party or function.